the tipping point in all kinds of science from basic agronomy, to seeds, to astro physics!
A ‘tipping point’ in science is supposed to happen when the weight of evidence against a theory tips the balance of opinion against it. But we are dazzled in this space age by computer-generated ‘virtual reality’ and the sheer technological brilliance of applied science. So it can come as a surprise to be told that modern theoretical science is in crisis. Today’s inverted science pyramid rests on the mathematics of imaginary particles and energy described by an acausal quantum theory that no one can explain. Occasionally, the more candid scientists admit they don’t understand basic phenomena like mass, gravity, magnetism, lightning, galaxies and even the Sun!
So it is not surprising that planets, stars and galaxies are being discovered that ‘shouldn’t exist’ and most of the visible universe seems to be a mere impurity overwhelmed by mysterious ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy.’ In its role as a consensual belief system today’s ‘settled science’ is now confronted with surprising contradictions more frequently than they can be fitted to the dogmas. And because the fundamental mysteries persist unrecognized, Nobel Prizes are awarded for purely imaginary discoveries in physics. The weird nature of those discoveries should serve to warn us that science is at a tipping point of unparalleled magnitude."
In agronomy, we are figuring out how to raise more corn with less nitrogen. I love to say my quote, "we tend to overfeed nitrogen and underfeed everything else." The key to my success this year was more calcium, less nitrogen and more sulfur. Everything else must be in balance too, down to cobalt and molybdenum, especially in soybeans.
N P K Mg Ca S Na Fe Mn B Cu Zn Mo
GREENE RD1 5.91 0.38 1.80 0.46 1.60 0.35 0.004 158 108 58 16 60 0.390
SOYBEANS-11 H-E S S S H S-H S H H-E H H E S
3297117 NORMS 4.80 0.38 2.00 0.45 1.10 0.30 0.010 95 70 45 11 39
Stage of growth: R3
My soybeans did not suffer from lack of any nutrient and it showed in the tissue test and it really showed in the yield and quality! They looked good all season and never suffered. My tested values are all above the "norms" Midwest Labs use to tell us how we are doing on our grade card. I will finally give myself an "A" on nutrient balance, now let's see if we can do that in the wheat!
The picture is from the edge of the worn out old farm where the tree line had been taken out, compacted, probably not enough nutrient, and two varieties mixed. I've had good success doing that and the first pass made over 50 bu with each strip getting better.